Basic Kayak Skills
Enter the world of kayaking thinking safety first! What better way than to spend it on the Salish Sea in the Southern Gulf Islands of BC!
This one day beginner course is suitable for those who have never kayaked and feel like they could become passionate about freedom of movement on any lake or ocean!
This Paddle Canada sanctioned sea kayak skills course involves an introduction to various topics, including but not limited to:
Correct Paddling Technique
Assisted Re-Entry Techniques
Controlled Wet Exit
Kayak Parts/Styles and Safety Gear
Tides & Currents
Please see the Paddle Canada website for a full course syllabus.
Cost is $150 + GST for the course and certification, plus $40 kayak and safety gear rental option (wetsuit included). Drysuits are available for rent for $50.
2019 Dates: Every second Saturday Starting in April. Please click book now button to see availability.
Level 1 Skills is a 2 day course and follows the day after Basic Skills. You are encouraged to sign up for Level 1 as day 2 is a full day trip that expands on the knowledge learned in day one. Please see Level 1 Skills page for more info.
50% deposit due upon booking. Balance due 30 days prior to scheduled course date. 50% refund if cancelled 15-30 days prior to course start date.